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Poster: northstar dead Date: Nov 9, 2007 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: First tapes

This show along with Frost 10/10/82 were the first tapes I ever aquired. While the Frost show is probably better known, and for good reason, give the Chi Town show a spin. The boys were all Rock and Roll for this show. The recording is a crisp Aud which does this show right. The Shakedown rocks, I would agree with others about this Rooster being perhaps the finest and do not over look the Sweeet Candyman


http://www.archive.org/details/gd87-04-10.nak.braverman.10537.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: amosearle Date: Nov 9, 2007 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

Man, I spent a lot of time cutting out and drawing my own covers for Dead tapes I got from friends in Alabama, North Carolina, and College.. I don't know how I got to where I had over a hundred... I still can't ring myself to part with most of them though they have had their run... I'm trying to go digital. I have yet to catalog all my cassettes and try to reacquire them in lossless.

Does anyone use tapes any more? I'll give mine up under the right circumstances...

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Poster: Scrim Date: Nov 9, 2007 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

I gave away all my tapes this past year. It was kind of like cutting my ponytail after 20 years, anti-climatic but liberating.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Nov 10, 2007 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First time cutting off the ponytail

Oh, Man-
Cutting off my hair was a shock. I tried to donate it, and most places I went to didn't know what I was talking about. I did find a place that wanted to charge me $100 to perform my "hippie makeover"! I think I literally laughed in their faces as I turned to leave. The pretty woman who finally did it reminded me, "it's how long your hair is on the inside that matters more than how long it is on the outside". That helped.
I was amused by which anonymous dudes on the street quit talking to me as we crossed paths. They didn't recognize me or wouldn't talk to a newly "de-freaked" person. I'm used to it now.

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Poster: stilldead77 Date: Nov 9, 2007 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

4-17-82 (awesome 2nd set, you all know why)
1-28-87 (trippy pa stuff on Bob)
5-9-77 (truly classic)
10-01-04 (nice stuff, esp the Stella and Franklin's -- does anyone else like Liberty, or am i alone?)
6-28-85 (highly trained cracked equip crew...)
6-17-91 (cool show)

Wow, those were the daze. I have been waiting for this post. Too lazy to get it rollin.

Thanks for the drift back in time.

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Nov 9, 2007 11:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

Ah yes, the singing in the Hershey rain show. That was and is one of my favorites. Loved the summer 85' stuff

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Poster: high flow Date: Nov 9, 2007 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

Got my first tapes from my friend Tom of Club Dead...merchandise company of SF.

4/5/71
6/9/77
5/26/73
9/8/87

Among others. I think he gave us 4 or 5 tapes each Christmas for about 3 years. All very high quality stuff.

Tom and I met as coaches at the John Wooden Basketball camp in Thousand Oaks, CA. I had been to about 5 shows and had only the studio stuff. I remember the look in Tom's eye when he realized he was about to turn me on to live recordings. He knew my mind would be blown.....:)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 9, 2007 9:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

I got Cornell 77, merriweater post 85 and Rochester 85 at the same time

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 9, 2007 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

My Uncle used to make me tapes of his records when I was a teenager. He started with Cream, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin. Then branched out to Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Hank Williams, Sr. One day he handed me a copy of Europe 72. I played it all summer long. So Euro72 is the first live commercial release.

I learned an acquaintance had "bootlegs" and asked him to make a couple of his favorite shows. He hooked me up with three tapes. The first two were Sets 1 & 2 of Swing Auditorium, 2.26.77. On the tape case it says 2nd Gen. SBD from HiFi VHS. Needless to say it sounds great.

The third tape had 6.22.73 IIc from Vancouver, BC (He’s Gone>Truckin>Phil Jams! (Nobody’s Fault)>Other One). Yow-za! Side B had 10.20.74 III from the Winterland (Seastones, Good Lovin’, Musta Been The Doses, Promised Land, Sugar Magnolia). This one has to be from a SBD source too based on the audio clarity.

I’d say those tapes were a good indoctrination to our beloved GD.

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Poster: Stealz Date: Nov 9, 2007 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

Hard to say what my first tape was. Whichever tape my grubby little 5 year old hands snagged from my Dad's collection is what would have been my first I suppose. My Dad had quite a collection and, safe to say, the Dead were about all we listened to around my house when I was growing up. I remember the fun I used to have playing with the tapes (AS LONG AS THEY STAYED IN THE CASE!!!). Legos? Lincoln Logs? Nope. I built things from Dead tapes (again, AS LONG AS THEY STAYED IN THE CASE!!!).

The first conscious memory of the boys I have is when I asked my Dad if we could listen to something "fun" at the age of 5. He obliged and it was at this time I was introduced to Bertha. It wasn't until later in life I found out the tape he threw on to fulfill my request was 5.28.1977. I doubt my attention span allowed me to get much past the Bertha>Good Lovin' opener but this show (for sentimental reasons) has remained one of my favorites through the years. I guess if I absolutely HAD to say which tape was my first, I'd say it was this one.

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Poster: bigbossdan Date: Nov 9, 2007 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

For me it was the acoustic set of Oct 30, 1980. I was going to throw in the link, but I got a message that the item could not be found. I had streamed it here before, bummer.
Others include Nassau spring 85
http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-03-31.oade.connor.8244.sbeok.shnf
Augusta 84
http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12-oade.sacks.8795.sbefail.shnf
Hartford 83
http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-10-15.beyer-ficca-brennan.ficca.20024.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Nov 9, 2007 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

10/9/84
10/12/84
7/31/82
9/20/74

Friend in college provided me with these and a 5 or 6 others. I gave away all but the first three to some folks less folks less fortunate at a show in 92.

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Poster: swamprabbit Date: Nov 9, 2007 10:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

First that I recall receiving were:
5/8/77 (of course)
11/6/77 - still probably my favorite show of all time
9/3/77 - I can still remember hearing that Estimated for the first time

Back in the day - getting my hands on tapes was not easy. They were often poor quality and incomplete. I still wore them out! Folks I knew with large collections were often stingy assholes who only liked to deal with "serious traders". I cannot describe how delighted I was in the summer of 2004 when I was turned on to this wonderful site! Finally the Dead's music was democratized and we were all in! Things have changed but the internet is a wild woolly beast and there is still pleny of free music for all!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 9, 2007 4:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

I think it was 5-6-71 or 70 MIT and it was not the whole show

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Poster: Pig Street Date: Nov 10, 2007 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

My east cost friends were practicing Rastafarism and abndoned the Dead, he left me JGB 3.18.78 GD 4.29.71, 11.10.677.2.71 and the infamous 2.14.70 complete shows, I was off and running after that

This post was modified by Pig Street on 2007-11-10 15:05:18

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Poster: Scrim Date: Nov 9, 2007 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

7-31-82 is the one I remember most.

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Poster: wineland Date: Nov 9, 2007 11:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

On of my favorite shows! Nice way to start out.

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Poster: daliguana Date: Nov 9, 2007 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

Bonner Springs '91 - my acid dealer turned me onto them in '91 - here's where your acid came from, he said. It was all down hill from there...

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Nov 9, 2007 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

Who is George Bush's acid dealer?

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 9, 2007 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

I replied to an ad in a fanzine offering to copy shows for people who sent blanks. In return I received 1977-05-08 ('everyone should have this') and 1991-06-06 (it'll give you something recent to trade with').

What he didn't know was that was a birthday show for me. The famous 'Dead coincidences' struck again.

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Poster: Toadsmoker Date: Nov 9, 2007 9:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

My first tapes were Louis Prima @ Lake Tahoe, The Grateful Dead Came LateR....oh, and Elvis 1955 show from some Coonass Parish in Weeseanna....around the time he was rooming at the Gump House.

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: Nov 10, 2007 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: First tapes

the '83 new years show.
taped it off the radio broadcast.
played that one constantly.
when touch of grey was fresh and new....awesome